2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
In an interview on Monday with Robert Costa of the National Review, Congressman Devin Nunes, who made headlines last week for calling a group of unnamed Republicans “lemmings with suicide vests,” expressed his deep frustration with his party’s direction during the ongoing government shutdown.
After insisting that he doesn’t have “anything personal against” Ted Cruz, Nunes nevertheless vociferously criticized his party’s Cruz-backed strategy to shut down the government as a way to repeal or defund Obamacare. “ I couldn’t stand there and go along with something I knew wasn’t plausible,” Nunes said. “It never was; never has been.”
But Nunes saved his sharpest criticisms for those he had previously referred to as “lemmings,” a bloc of roughly 30-50 members of Congress (dubbed the “suicide caucus” by conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer) that has spurred Speaker Boehner to make evermore extreme demands in exchange for funding the government and lifting the debt ceiling.
“[Y]ou have this secret cadre of members that has been continually meeting, not to plot about how to get rid of Obamacare, not to plot about how to save this country from the leftists, but they’ve been plotting on how they themselves can get power,” Nunes said. “I don’t think they’re conservatives; they’re anything but that.”
Yet despite his frustration, the California congressman said he sees no other path to resolve the crisis other than to let the “lemmings” have their way. “I think we have to continue,” Nunes said. “I think until these guys that put this strategy into effect see it play out, we won’t learn our lesson.” Perhaps that’s why Nunes ultimately voted to jump off the cliff with his fellow lemmings and shut down the government.
Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.
KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.